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College of Saint Benedict
Saint Johnâ€™s University
Together, the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) and Saint Johnâ€™s University (SJU), form a partnership of two of the top undergraduate liberal arts schools in the United States. CSB/SJU combine the opportunities of large, research universities with the individual faculty attention, engaging classrooms and academic challenges of smaller, selective schools.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS The two campuses are connected by The LINK, a free and frequent shuttle service.
T hrough our one-of-a-kind partnership, CSB/SJU students share two campuses and one combined academic curriculum. Students from both schools attend classes together and use the academic facilities, dining halls, fine arts facilities, libraries and athletic centers on both campuses. The campuses are located approximately nine kilometers (10 minutes) apart and are connected by The LINK, a free, convenient and frequent shuttle bus service.
A unique PARTNERSHIP
CSB/SJU rank among the top three colleges in the U.S. for the number of students completing semester-long study abroad.
More than 200 academic courses have an international component, and one-third of our professors have led a study abroad program. ACADEMIC COURSES
Women live at CSB and men live at SJU. CSB/SJU are committed to the development of the whole person, meeting the unique needs of both women and men in single-gender and coeducational experiences.
CSB/SJU enroll international students from around the world, creating a culturally diverse global experience on campus.
RESIDENTIAL LIFE & FACILITIES
Nearly all students live on campus and almost all are full-time students between 18-22 years old. All first-year and sophomore students live in on-campus residence halls. High-quality four-person and six-person apartments are available to juniors and seniors. Extensive residential life programming and staff support building community, creating friendships, fostering growth, enhancing character and developing social and leadership skills.
SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
M innesota ranks among the top states in the U.S. for quality of life, health, business, employment and safety. It is ranked second for the most Fortune 500 companies per capita.
Unique Mentor Program and an on-going orientation/U.S. culture class ensure all new international students receive highquality support for cultural adjustment and classroom success International and Intercultural Student Services – visa advising, programming, personal support International Student Academic Adviser Special global events such as Festival of Cultures, Asian/Chinese New Year celebrations, Caribbean Week, cultural and food events
E nglish as a Second Language courses and support
University-sponsored, semester-long international study opportunities in 20 countries E xtensive opportunities for volunteer service locally, nationally and internationally
Health services available on both campuses. A major regional hospital is located close by.
Safety – 24-hour fully staffed security and escort services enhance an already very safe environment.
Excellent and healthy food with wide variety of options for many tastes.
C SB/SJU students experience the beauty and variety of four distinct seasons with warm summers, colorful falls, snowy winters and refreshing springs. The campuses, among the most beautiful in the U.S., are set amidst 1,200 hectares of lakes, woods, prairie and wetlands and have 35 kilometers of hiking trails. C SB/SJU setting is ideal for outdoor activities. Running, biking, rowing and fishing are among the popular options. Students have easy access to the shopping, dining and entertainment of nearby St. Cloud and the larger metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul (Twin Cities).
MORE THAN 80 academic, special interest, political and service organizations, including Asia Club, Bahamian Club, French Club, German Club, International Affairs Club
11 CSB • 12 SJU
INTRAMURAL & CLUB SPORTS
Amazing athletic and fitness facilities including two fitness centers, two pools, many courts, fields and spaces for basketball, volleyball, soccer (futbol), baseball, softball, football, badminton, running, hiking, wall climbing, swimming, fishing, etc.
CATHOLIC and BENEDICTINE TRADITION Our centuries-old Benedictine tradition – hospitality, community, stewardship and service to the common good are values expressed inside and outside the classroom. S tudents from all backgrounds, cultures and faith/religious traditions are welcome. Through our Catholic intellectual tradition, we are committed to openness, intellectual inquiry and a lively engagement of faith and reason. T he colleges share a commitment to ecumenism and interfaith dialogue. S tudents put values into practice – volunteering locally and around the world.
Information about application process and links to forms: www.CSBSJU.edu/international. APPLICATION PROCESS The Common Application or the CSB/SJU GET INspired Application Writing sample/essay Official academic records/transcripts TOEFL SCORE
TOEFL (80), IELTS (6.5) and/or SAT exam results Teacher evaluation International Student Financial Aid Application The typical grades (marks) for admitted international students are the equivalent of As and Bs in the U.S. grading system.
Regular application date is April 1 for fall semester applicants.
“ Rolling admission” process – admission decisions are made within 2-4 weeks after application process is completed.
COSTS Costs and scholarships at U.S. universities change each year. Current costs for tuition, fees, room and board are available online at www.CSBSJU.edu/international.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE M ost international students receive an International Student Scholarship which ranges from $12,000 to $27,000. Scholarships are based on merit and financial circumstances and are renewable each school year. On-campus student employment is available during the school year – students can earn up to $3,400 per year. Have a U.S. citizen co-signer for the loan; the colleges do not arrange for the loans or obtain co-signers for these loans (family responsibility).
U.S. News & World Report ranks CSB/SJU among the top undergraduate colleges in the U.S. Two of Money Magazine’s top 100 colleges in the U.S. for 2018. Washington Monthly listed both CSB and SJU among the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the U.S. for 2018. According to The Princeton Review, CSB/SJU are two of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation and generous financial aid. T he John Templeton Foundation includes CSB/SJU in its Honor Roll of CharacterBuilding Colleges, which recognizes universities that promote character and value development. Institute of International Education (IIE) ranks CSB/SJU among the top undergraduate colleges in the U.S. for international study. More than half of CSB/SJU students study internationally. CSB/SJU were recipients of NAFSA’s Senator Paul Simon Campus Internationalization Award, recognizing the colleges’ efforts to internationalize our campuses. Peterson’s Competitive Colleges lists CSB/SJU among colleges and universities that attract the world’s best students. Kiplinger’s ranks CSB/SJU among its 100 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges based on a combination of academic quality and affordability.
ADMISSION APPLICATION PROCESS
RANKINGS AND ENDORSEMENTS
CLASSES TAUGHT BY FACULTY
(Not graduate students.)
STUDENTS OF TRADITIONAL COLLEGE AGE (18-22)
8 10 90% 19
GRADUATES COMPLETING DEGREE IN FOUR YEARS
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
GRADUATES ARE EMPLOYED, IN GRADUATE SCHOOL OR ENGAGED IN A FULL-TIME VOLUNTEER PROGRAM WITHIN 1 YEAR OF GRADUATING FROM CSB/SJU. EXPLORE AN INTERACTIVE DATA BASE OF RECENT GRADUATES AT WWW.CSBSJURESULTS.COM.
Recent CSB/SJU graduates are working at these and many other companies:
COMPANIES VISITING CSB/SJU EACH YEAR TO INTERVIEW OUR STUDENTS FOR INTERNSHIPS AND PERMANENT POSITIONS
Two four-month semesters (fall/spring) make up the SEMESTERS “school year.”
FACULTY ARE FULL-TIME
60+ AREAS OF STUDY
ALL CSB/SJU STUDENTS complete independent research, an internship or other engaged learning experiences.
GRADUATE SCHOOLS After CSB/SJU, our alums are accepted into and succeed at some of the best graduate schools in the world. Duke University Harvard INSEAD Global MBA (#1 ranked in world) Mayo School of Health Sciences New York University Stanford University University of Minnesota University of Notre Dame Yale
CAREER SERVICES Job-search assistance including a strong, extensive and successful network of graduates On-campus interviews with many companies, and a career resource center offering ongoing programs Internship opportunities with corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations in Minnesota, throughout the U.S. and abroad
AREAS of STUDY
Accounting - Finance - Public Accounting - Traditional Anthropology* Art - Art Education - Studio Art Art History* Asian Studies Athletic Training (See Exercise Science and Sports Studies) Biochemistry Biology Book Arts* Business (See Global Business Leadership) Chemistry - American Chemical Society - Chemical Biology - Environmental Chemistry - Industrial/Materials Chemistry Chinese* Chiropractic** Classical Languages Communication Computer Science Dentistry** Economics Education: Elementary Education: Secondary* Education: Teaching English as an International Language* Education: English as a Second Language* Engineering** English - English Secondary Education - Creative Writing Environmental Studies
European Studies - Classical Studies - Medieval and Renaissance Studies - Modern European Studies Exercise Science and Sports Studies* Finance (See Accounting) Forestry** French Studies Gender Studies German Studies Global Business Leadership Greek* Hispanic Studies History Individualized Major Integrated Science Japanese* Latin* Latino/Latin American Studies* Law** Mathematics Medicine** Music - Liturgical Music - Music Composition - Music Education - Music Studies - Performance Numerical Computation - Discrete Computation - Over the Continuum Nursing Nutrition - Dietetics - Food and Business - Nutrition Science Occupational Therapy** Optometry** Peace Studies Pharmacy** Philosophy
Physical Therapy** Physician Assistant** Physics - Applied Physics Political Science Priesthood Studies/Lay Ministry** Psychology Social Science Sociology - Anthropology Spanish (See Hispanic Studies) Sports Medicine* (See Exercise Science and Sports Studies) Theater Theology - Pastoral Ministry Veterinary Medicine** Women’s Studies (See Gender Studies) Writing* Other Courses Coaching/Exercise Science Dance Military Science/ROTC Language in Translation * Minor ** Pre-professional program - Areas of concentration • Bachelor of Arts for most majors. Bachelor of Science in Nursing. • CSB/SJU are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a Member of the North Central Association.
Alex Schleper Director of International Admission Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 320-363-2263 Web: www.CSBSJU.edu/international Virtual Tour: www.CSBSJUtour.com Aerial Tour: www.CSBSJUvideo.com Facebook: facebook.com/ csbsjuinternationaladmission WeChat ID: csbsju WeChat page: CSBSJUinternational Skype: alex.schleper1